Barista Championship 2022 (NBC) From 2nd To 7th August 2022

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~ The 20th edition of NBC is set to be bigger and better than ever before will be held at Orion Mall at Brigade Gateway~

The 20th edition of the most prestigious coffee event, The National Barista Championship (NBC), conducted by The Coffee Board of India in association with Specialty Coffee Association of India (SCAI) and the United Coffee Association of India (UCAI) will be held at Orion Mall at Brigade Gateway between 2nd and 7th August 2022. The National Barista Championship brings together baristas, coffee planters specialised retailers, and machinery manufacturers from across the country. The winner will compete on a global scale at the World Barista Championship in Melbourne, Australia scheduled to be held between 27th and 30th  September 2022.

A barista is a “coffee artist/coffee maker” who works on Expresso Machine and prepares coffee, decorates, and serves drinks to customers. A Barista will have extensive knowledge about coffee, which includes coffee beans, grinding, roasting, extracting the coffee and frothing of milk.

First conceptualized in the year 2001, the NBC has evolved over the years to become the event that marks the wide reach and success of the coffee fraternity in India. With the objective of encouraging healthy competition and synergy in the coffee community, the NBC has strengthened awareness about the beverage as well as the profession in the domestic market.

NBC provides immense opportunities for baristas to showcase skills on a national scale. This event has created recognition for the Barista community and has encouraged many young, passionate individuals to take up this exciting profession. The Indian Coffee Board along with SCAI & UCAI, has created awareness about high quality domestic coffee and the Indian coffee industry will soon be a top player in the global market.

“We are happy to partner with the Coffee Board of India and Specialty Coffee Association of India to host the National Barista Championship. Majority of our patrons are youngsters, and this event gives us the opportunity to showcase and introduce Barista skills to our patrons. At Orion Malls, we focus on giving our patrons a wide range of experiences and we consider it a privilege to have the best talent in the coffee industry vie for top honours at our mall” said Mr. Sunil Munshi, Vice President – Retail, Brigade Group.

The preliminary rounds will be conducted between the 2nd and 4th of August and the winners will then progress to the semi-finals on 6th August. The finale will be held on the 7th of August 2022. Word Coffee Events representative - Ms Seonhee Sunny Yoon from South Korea will be the Head Judge for the Semi-Finals and Finals of NBC 2022 along with Mr. Jagadeesha K G, IAS, CEO and Secretary, Coffee Board of India. The competitive rounds will require each contestant to showcase their skills and focus on different aspects of the coffee creation process - flavours, attention to detail, accuracy, creativity, and diligence.